Zircon typology in granitoid rocks of the Ditró massif, Transylvania, Romania

Kovács Gábor and M. Tóth Tivadar: Zircon typology in granitoid rocks of the Ditró massif, Transylvania, Romania. In: Acta mineralogica-petrographica, (40). pp. 45-53. (1999)

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The complex magmatic body of the Ditro Massif (Transylvania, Romania) was formed between the Middle Triassic and Lower Cretaceous times. Granitoid rocks can be found in a large area in the NE part of the massif. They were formed either by differentiation of an upper mantle ultramafic intrusion or by assimilation of crustal material. By the zircon morphological study it was stated that the most frequent zircon types in the granitoid rocks are P4,P5, P3, Pi<), P24 and D. This suggests that the zircon crystals could be formed in hyperalkaline or hypoaluminous environment at high (800-850 °C) temperature. On the basis of the calculated I.A. and I.T. values the studied granite belongs to the alkaline field, close to the alkaline-subalkaline boundary. This indicates an upper mantle origin in the Pupin's system, therefore, granites are supposed to be differentiation products of an upper mantle ultramafic body.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta mineralogica-petrographica
Date: 1999
Volume: 40
ISSN: 0365-8066
Page Range: pp. 45-53
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/39419/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kőzettan - Erdély, Ásványtan, Földtan
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 53. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 27. 15:25
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/24877

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